Luxury cottages for the discerning holidaymaker

The Good Cottage Guide showcases the finest collection of luxury cottages to rent in the UK. In partnership with some of the leading holiday cottage agencies, both national and regional, our experienced team have handpicked only the premier quality cottages for your consideration.


Large luxury cottages to rent

Many groups, whether families or friends, are opting for large luxury cottages rather than the more conventional choice of a hotel or a couple of holiday homes for a short break or longer stay together. Finding large luxury cottages to rent together, whether for a birthday, anniversary, a festive break at Christmas and New Year, or just spending quality time together, can make these occasions truly memorable. Click here

5 Star luxury cottages

Our selection of 5 star luxury cottages is top-notch. These first-class properties offer an exceptional level of quality with luxurious decor, fixtures and fittings, as well as an outstanding range of accessories and personal touches. When we say 5 star we mean it literally. The Good Cottage Guide only features the best 4 and five 5 luxury cottages as rated by independent assessors from the national tourist boards, or occasionally by the cottage agencies themselves. Five stars is the highest quality rating and therefore our 5 Star luxury cottages are the best of the best. You can expect the Wow Factor when you enter one of these outstanding holiday homes for your short break or longer stay, and we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Click here

Luxury coastal cottages

As an island nation, surrounded by seas and ocean, it comes as no surprise that many people are drawn to our beautiful coastline. A seaside holiday is a great British tradition and it is easy to see why luxury cottages by the sea are so popular. In complete contrast some of our luxury coastal cottages can be found along stretches of dramatic, wild coastline where you can enjoy bracing walks on the beach or over a headland. Click here
Featured cottages
Rosedale Cottage Check availability Rosedale Cottage, Ireby, Cumbria
Sleeps 3 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £412665 per week * Ref: GCG5262
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

osedale Cottage is one of a small group of quality holiday properties in a magnificent rural setting in the northern Lakes, with fabulous views of the Skiddaw mountain range, magnificent sunsets over the Solway Firth, and the hills of Galloway across the border. ...
Lock Cottage Check availability The Lock Cottage, Iden, Sussex
Sleeps 5 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £519971 per week * Ref: GCG6204
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 4

The Lock Cottage dates back to the Napoleonic era when it was used as officers’ quarters on the Royal Military Canal just three miles from Rye. This detached, single-storey holiday cottage is situated beside Iden Lock....
Check availability Swan Upping, Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5511188 per week * Ref: GCG4985
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Swan Upping is a detached house enjoying distant views of the sea and is within easy walking distance of the beach and the centre of Swanage. This small Victorian seaside resort surrounds a beautiful curved bay with a fine sandy beach on Purbeck Island. The winding streets of Swanage follow the hill...
Check availability Henchard, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset
Sleeps 12 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £15803056 per week * Ref: GCG5059
Pets allowed: Yes * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Henchard is a thatched cottage within a select development of luxury properties with tennis court, indoor pool and large grounds. Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own four acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages have undergone a major refurbishment and offe...
Coach House Check availability Coach House, Gosport, Hampshire
Sleeps 8 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5551252 per week * Ref: GCG6117
Pets allowed: No * Short breaks available: Yes * Star rating: 5

Coach House is a stylish, modern detached house, situated in a residential area of Gosport on the south coast, close to Portsmouth. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, this lovely cottage offers both families and groups of friends a fantastic holiday destination, close to beaches and loc...